Kriss Akabusi, who lived in many foster homes as a child, said foster carers play a vital role in society and the government's plans to levy extra charges on spare rooms will impact many of them, as they need spare rooms. He said:
"To be a foster parent, you have to have a spare room, you can't be a foster parent, and have a girl of 12 come and share a room with a boy of 14."
A disabled woman and her partner have written to a minister urging a rethink on plans to cut benefits for tenants deemed to have spare rooms
The benefit cut for social housing tenants will put 'unbearable' pressure on families with a disabled child.
Bedrooms in some foster homes will be classified as vacant, but the government insists funding for foster carers will be protected.